Inter Milan and Christian Eriksen terminate contract by mutual consent

(Football news) Italian football club Inter Milan and Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen have parted ways with the termination of the 29 year old’s contract by mutual consent. Eriksen has been suspended from playing in the Serie A due to having a cardiac device fitted and hasn’t played a professional game since Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland in June where he received life-saving treatment on the pitch.

Eriksen is ineligible from playing in Italy due to an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator as per the health regulations but is free to continue his career in another country with different rules. Having joined Inter Milan in January 2020 from Tottenham, Eriksen’s contract was due to expire in 2024 and the midfielder has played 60 matches for the Italian outfit, winning the Serie A last season and scoring eight goals. The 29 year old recently resumed training at Odense Boldklub, a Danish club where he started his career. 

In a letter to Christian Eriksen released by Inter, the club said “We can still remember that moment, of excitement mixed with expectation. When you're waiting for something you know will be good, you almost want to wait a bit longer so you can enjoy it more.

"Jan. 28, 2020: the curtains were raised at La Scala theater, the stage where first appearances are always special. And when class met elegance, Christian Eriksen and Inter, it couldn't be anything but special. There was the Danish maestro weaving his magic in our midfield.

"The thud of the ball striking the bar melted into the 'ohhh' of amazement from the Nerazzurri faithful as Christian fired off a rocket free kick from a ridiculous distance, mere centimeters away from glory. From that moment, we knew this was a composer of the finest music.

"We shared moments of class, battles, unexpected goals, like when he scored straight from the corner flag against Napoli, along with a few disappointments, like in the summer of that interminable 2019-20 season, when we went on a magnificent run, only to just miss out.

"Another free kick, another derby, in the Coppa Italia. An iconic moment in Inter's recent history. A splendid, crucial strike — not just to send us through to the next round, but also to give renewed energy to the story of Christian and Inter, a bond which grew stronger game after game.

"Christian was a key figure in our march to the Scudetto — a team effort which Eriksen contributed to with his vision, intuition, passing, assists and goals, including some big ones. Against Napoli. Against Crotone, in what ultimately clinched the title. Then another delightful free kick to celebrate the title at San Siro on the last day of the season.

"That is our final, happy, wistful memory of Christian on the pitch in an Inter shirt. Because sometimes life takes a turn for the unexpected and sends you down a path you didn't imagine.

"Every Inter fan, every football fan, looked on in silence, hoping for Christian. Seeing him back in Appiano Gentile with his teammates, as Italian champions, was a joy to behold and one we will never forget.

"Although Inter and Christian are now parting ways, the bond shall never be broken. The good times, the goals, the victories, those Scudetto celebrations with fans outside San Siro — all this will remain forever in Nerazzurri history. All the best, Chris!"

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